The President today announced that he will nominate Robert Hormats, of Chevy Chase, Md., to be Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations. He would replace Alonzo McDonald. Hormats has been Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs since 1977.
He was born April 13, 1943, in Baltheore, Md. He received an M.A. (1966), an M.A.L.D. (1967), and a Ph.D. (1969) from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Hormats was a staff member, then senior staff member, on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1973. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1973 to 1974. He also served as a senior consultant to the Commission on Critical Choices for Americans in 1973.
From 1974 to 1977, Hormats was senior staff member for international economic affairs at the National Security Council.